Robert Maclin attended Bennett from 1 957-1 961 . During his 4 years at the school, he participated in cross country, track, and basketball.
Bob was a member of the 1 958 freshman relay team in track. His relay team went undefeated that year, and he, along with his 3 team mates, was named All High.
During his sophomore year, he placed 1 5th in the All High cross country meet. Bob also earned a major letter in basketball.
Picking up steam in his junior year, Maclin earned All High honors, placing 2nd overall in the city wide Columbia Cup cross country meet. A starting guard in basketball, Maclin again earned a major letter. In 1 960, Bob went undefeated in the mile run in each track meet for the Tigers that spring. Bennett clinched the Scalp and Blade trophy championship, thanks to Maclin’s leading point totals. He managed to overlap a runner in every race that year, while again being named to coveted All High status.
The 1 960-61 season saw no drop-off in Maclin’s relentless competitive spirit. Duplicating his junior season, Bob finished second in the All High cross country meet, garnering All High designation in the process. In track, he held off a determined opponent from Tech, and in a desperate drive to the wire, edged his game rival by a single stride. His winning time for the mile was an outstanding 4 minutes and 32 seconds.